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Crafting the Ultimate Survival Tool: The Super Match

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Master the art of making a Super Match with our step-by-step guide. Perfect for survival situations, ensure your bug-out bag is equipped with this DIY fire-starting marvel.

Hey Warriors, Shane here with the Modern Warrior Project. Today, we’re going to delve into a handy addition to your tactical and survival repertoire – the Super Match. Ideal for your bug-out bags, camping gear, and survival kits, this little DIY project is both cost-effective and easy to construct.

UCO Stormproof, Waterproof & Windproof Match Kit
$24.99

 with 4 Packs of Refill Matches

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03/21/2024 03:00 am GMT

Materials You’ll Need:

  • Strike Anywhere matches
  • Cardboard
  • Candle wax
  • Cotton thread

Step by Step Guide:

  1. Gather Your Matches: Secure a pack of reliable Strike Anywhere matches. For areas where these aren’t available, we’ll discuss alternatives.
  2. Prepare Your Cardboard: Cut the cardboard into small strips – this will serve as a sturdy base for your match.
  3. Wrap the Match: Starting about a third of the way down, tightly wrap the cotton thread around the match, covering up to the tip. This increases burn time.
  4. Dip in Wax: Melt some candle wax and dip your thread-wrapped matches in it. This waterproofs your matches and extends their burn time.
  5. Let It Set: Give the matches time to dry. Once the wax is set, you’ve got yourself a Super Match!
  6. Striker Solutions: If you’re using non-Strike Anywhere matches, you’ll need a small piece of striking paper which can be attached to the cardboard.

This simple project can be a lifesaver in survival situations, making starting a fire quick and reliable. Ideal for wet conditions and wind, your super match is now ready to be a trusty component in your survival kit.

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